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Think Cavan Have A Great Chance - 4 Like(s)

Replying To TheUsername:  "I watched it on Sky and i found the commentary really disappointing, they just couldn't see what Cavan were trying to do and to quick to peddle the "football is gone so negative" narrative, every time Cavan worked a score after many good patient phases of play. I like watching football like that with intelligent purpose, it takes bravery to take under pressure, tactical nous in moving players around, game management skills wearing the opposition down and leadership to take you point on. The first half for me was a sign of a good team, the second half for me was a sign of a good manager. If you have both you can be confident."
I would have to agree with you username.. This game was a carbon copy of the league game with Kerry where Cavan were 7 points up at half time and lost the game to Kerry. This time round things were different. They slowed the game down recycled well, subbed at the right time, stuck to the plan and grabbed scores at crucial times. Monaghan were always going to come out hard in the second half and Cavan were always going to be a bit protecting, being 7 points up. This will stand to this team. While we played well there is loads to work on. Kick out strategy went astray at times, free taking from distance was poor and although we had a good conversion percentage we still left simple scores behind. We also tried to force the issue up front when the percentage chance of a score was low. These are times you need to recycle.... All in all it was Mullinalaghta phase 2... and Martin Reilly should have got MOTM....

ponger (National) - 19/05/2019 18:38:22

Tipp Hurling Fans Fighting - 3 Like(s)

Replying To LohansRedHelmet:  "Its got nothing to do with the game. A few idiots in the terrace acting the tough men probably drinking all morning before the game. They are not real fans. They need to be identified and named and shamed. That would deter this behavior in future."
They are real fans though. They're not the fans we want but they're a part of fandom. Soccer has done this 'they're not real fans' routine for years but it is not true. Any sport that has big cross community support will attract all sorts of people to its games. Living beside Croker means I've seen all sorts, from different counties including my own, down through the years. From fighting to urinating at people's front doors etc. 99% of people are great but the 1% exists and have always been there, despite what some may think.

MesAmis (National) - 20/05/2019 09:40:54

Connacht Championship 2019 - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Gaa_lover:  "13 point win for Galway but fair to say it was never a 13 point game. Galway only led by 2 points at half time then got two goals in a minute midway into the 2nd half and put gloss on the victory with 1-2 late on. Galway have home advantage for the final but I'll be surprised if they retain the Connacht title."
No surprise coming from you. We're you in Sligo today? Result never in doubt.Sligo played with 13 men behind the ball even when they had a strong breeze behind them which resulted in a poor spectacle. Connacht final will be a whole new ball game.

Barnowl94 (National) - 19/05/2019 18:36:01

Connacht Championship 2019 - 3 Like(s)

Replying To yew_tree:  "5,300 in Sligo today...? Very Poor crowd for a Connacht semi final even if Sligo are at a low ebb...you'd get more at a league game. More Mayo people travelled to NYC ;).....now that's enough from me on that.... Anyway it should ramp up a notch or two next weekend on what I believe will be a closer game than many think....winners go to Salthill so all to play for.."
Okay,Mayo have good support but no need to constantly harp on about it!! Mayo Roscommon will hopefully be the best game, in terms of quality in this years championship next weekend. Although Down Armagh didn't disappoint today!

dublin5 (National) - 19/05/2019 18:37:59

Limerick V Cork - 3 Like(s)
Nice to see the arrogant limerick posters ( some not all of there posters) knocked down a peg or 2

wexico15 (National) - 19/05/2019 18:52:21

Who Can Stop Kerry Minors? - 3 Like(s)

Replying To TheUsername:  "Only two goes in five years, how does that work Gerry? They've one it 14,15, 16, 17, 18. Surely they've entered to subsequent under 20/21 championship?"
The 2014 team that won the minor competition lost the semi final in 2017. It's worth noting the best player from that minor win, midfielder Mark O'Connor had gone to Australia at that stage and didn't play U21. He was / is a Clifford / O'Shea level talent and was badly missed, although tbh I think they should have had enough without him so no excuses. The 2015 team never competed at that level due to the missed year with the change from U21 to U20 The 2016 winning team competed at U20 last year but were without Clifford and O'Shea, they were always going to be up against it missing those two and lost the semi final to the eventual winners The 2017 and 18 teams will enter over the next two years. Again this year they will be without their best players because Clifford and O'Connor will be with the seniors. This notion that all these minor winning players have fallen off a cliff after minor is a total myth.

GeniusGerry (National) - 19/05/2019 18:53:50

The Sunday Game - Awful Coverage - 3 Like(s)

Replying To TheFlaker:  "Cavanagh like Brolly is dreadful. Tyrone will be in the Ulster semi after playing 2 division 4 sides and then they will face a Div 2 side."
Yes I did wonder about that statement. Reality is that there are 6-7 top tier teams and 2, possibly 3 at a stretch are in Ulster. It's not the firepit that it once was. Still the most competitive province followed closely by Connaught though. I was warming to Sean Cavanagh at the end of last year but he was dreadful last night. Ciaran Whelan is the best analyst they have imo. Sky coverage is so far ahead of them it's not even funny.

GeniusGerry (National) - 20/05/2019 11:08:03

Connacht Championship 2019 - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Gaa_lover:  "13 point win for Galway but fair to say it was never a 13 point game. Galway only led by 2 points at half time then got two goals in a minute midway into the 2nd half and put gloss on the victory with 1-2 late on. Galway have home advantage for the final but I'll be surprised if they retain the Connacht title."
Where you there?

Belclare (National) - 19/05/2019 20:15:52

Think Cavan Have A Great Chance - 3 Like(s)
Didn't see the game but just seen the peno on bbc absolutely shocking decision never a penalty Monaghan can feel really hard done by Beggan gets a leg to the ball and then the Cavan fella dives the goal was the difference it's a shocker.

clondalkindub (National) - 19/05/2019 21:07:51

Who Can Stop Kerry Minors? - 3 Like(s)

Replying To TheUsername:  "I'll leave it there Gerry this one seems a bit close to the bone. Best of luck in the coming weeks."
No worries and it's not close to the bone at all I was just trying to set the record straight. Apologies if I came across as sharp. The lack of success at U20 is continually brought out as a stick to beat Kerry's young players with but when you actually look at it it's a complete non issue. I do expect it to be in to the 2020's before it translates to senior when some of these guys reach 24-25 and start coming in to their peak. It's easy to forget how young they still are.

GeniusGerry (National) - 19/05/2019 21:39:35

Connacht Championship 2019 - 3 Like(s)
gaa_lover - what county are you from? I'm guessing Roscommon since your always on their page and seem to have nothing ever good to say about Galway or mayo....

yew_tree (National) - 19/05/2019 22:09:44

Wicklow Footballers Hit 47 Points - 3 Like(s)
The national obsession with how people in Kilkenny choose to spend their leisure time continues unabated.

ballydalane (National) - 19/05/2019 22:48:21

Tipp Hurling Fans Fighting - 2 Like(s)
Its got nothing to do with the game. A few idiots in the terrace acting the tough men probably drinking all morning before the game. They are not real fans. They need to be identified and named and shamed. That would deter this behavior in future.

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 20/05/2019 09:31:42

Think Cavan Have A Great Chance - 2 Like(s)
Congratulations to Cavan. A well-deserved victory and overdue I suppose! It was the worst display I have seen from Monaghan in a long, long time. Worse than last year with Fermanagh and the year before with Down. I think I would have to go back to Longford game in 2016. Monaghan have this problem (always have). The last three years they have coughed up this type of performance to a less fancied opposition. We looked wrong from the start. McKenna should never have been on the pitch. I don't see it with him in the county set up. I don't think there is enough quality there. Duffy was much better when he came on and if I was picking I know where I would go. O'Hanlon was out of his depth. I can see why we have him there, very quick on the feet but he was caught in possession each time. He carried it right in to the cavan line. He needs to sort that out and fast. We missed McCarron, Hughes and Kearns badly. Malone had a poor day and Drew was not great either. Kieran Hughes and Walsh did well, better than in recent games I thought. Cavan played some excellent stuff in the first half (that's hard to admit!) but I thought Martin Reilly was fantastic. McKiernan and McVeety too. Some of the younger lads really stuck out too (I thought Rehill did very well). I will say Cavan need to be better if they are to progress and make super 8's. Monaghan were woeful in the first half but Cavan nearly let a poor side back in the game in the second half. They dug deep and stopped it but I know a lot of the supporters near me were getting nervous. Galligan is a poor keeper with respect to distribution of the ball. I don't know what sky said about it but RTE didn't hit the point last night. McStay was right, Cavan should have won more in the midfield but they didn't because his play sometimes was brutal. A note on Conor Lane. He is possibly the worst ref at intercounty at the moment. He did his best to spoil the game. We were better letting the wee dog ref it. He is far too fond of the whistle. He misses frees all the time and then gives away stupid frees. He has no idea when to give a black card versus a yellow…..And it was not a penalty. I could see that from the east terrace. It was right in front of him. It made no real difference IMO. I think he went against Cavan on plenty too. He is just not up to the job. All that said, I would love another crack at Cavan in the qualifiers (or if we are both lucky enough Super 8!)

Gator (National) - 20/05/2019 09:56:57

The Sunday Game - Awful Coverage - 2 Like(s)
TSG in turning in to a propaganda machine rather than a GAA highlights show. Ridiculous stuff from Sean Cavanagh after the Galway V Sligo game, hardly a mention of the match.

GeniusGerry (National) - 20/05/2019 10:16:14

Limerick V Cork - 2 Like(s)

Replying To heartbroken:  "Great match , limerick had an 0f day or was this a reality check,"
Reality check..? They are all Ireland and league champions. Fact is in any given day any team in Munster can beat each other....it's a great championship. Huge crowd there today and Cork fully deserved win. Cardigan and Horgan were brilliant. I wouldn't be writing Limerick off though.

yew_tree (National) - 19/05/2019 18:01:42

Who Can Stop Kerry Minors? - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Gaa_lover:  "I'll go back to my original post on this thread as clearly this is going way over your head. "The fact is Kerry's U18s won 4 in a row All Ireland's not 5. 2014,2015,2016 and 2017 the last year of U18. The first ever U17 All Ireland was won by Tyrone in 2017 while Kerry that year was beaten by Roscommon in the All Ireland semi final. Last year Kerry won the U17 All Ireland and they have opportunity to win 2 in a row this year." No belittling or bitterness about Kerry or what else some has posted here just facts of the matter and if you can't understand them, well then its you that are a little slow."
It's called the allireland minor football championship bud , it was never called the U18 allireland football championship and is not now nor will it ever be called the U17 allireland football championship. 5 in a row baby.

KingdomBoy1 (National) - 19/05/2019 18:27:23

Munster Hurling Championship - 2 Like(s)
Question for Limerick supporters today - Would you rather have won yesterday or won the League?

LarryOBrother (National) - 20/05/2019 10:40:41

Wicklow Footballers Hit 47 Points - 2 Like(s)

Replying To RadioactiveTan:  "Kilkenny footballers is an oxymoron. Like deafening silence, seriously funny or Kildare All Ireland winners."
Under 20 All Ireland Winners 2018: Kildare

jonno (National) - 20/05/2019 10:45:56

Tipp Hurling Fans Fighting - 2 Like(s)

Replying To MesAmis:  "They are real fans though. They're not the fans we want but they're a part of fandom. Soccer has done this 'they're not real fans' routine for years but it is not true. Any sport that has big cross community support will attract all sorts of people to its games. Living beside Croker means I've seen all sorts, from different counties including my own, down through the years. From fighting to urinating at people's front doors etc. 99% of people are great but the 1% exists and have always been there, despite what some may think."
I disagree. The comment I was making about them not being real fans are that in reality clowns like this couldnt really care less about whats happening on the pitch, they are more interest in the day out and the p*ss up.

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 20/05/2019 11:03:33